Monday, August 22, 2016

NCC-Mac August 2016 Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, August 25, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.

So far this has been a slow month for news out of Apple, and in keeping with the trend, so far I have not been able to come up with a topic for this month's meeting. If anyone has developed an interesting Scratch project you'd like to share, get back to me. Otherwise this month's meeting will be a free-for-all.

Friday, July 29, 2016

My Scratch homework assignment to myself

Apropos of the Rio Olympics, this is Scratch the Cat's High Dive. Here's a link to the animation. I needed to define a parabola for the sprite's trajectory. This site was a big help working that out. I found that "costumes" from a sprite can be dragged to another sprite's container, in order to give the story more variety. Here's my sprite. I didn't use all its costumes, but I left them there, just in case. And here's the script I came up with. Finally, here's the zipped project file.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Outline of July 2016 NCC-Mac Meeting

Here is a link to the slideshow and here is a link to Scratch the Cat's water ballet.

Announcements
If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 Update
The OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 update improves the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all El Capitan users.

For more detailed information about this update, please visit:  https://support.apple.com/kb/HT206770 

For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

Post Date: Jul 18, 2016

File Size: 759.1 MB

System Requirements
OS X El Capitan 10.11.5
Security Update 2016-004 Yosemite
Security Update 2016-004 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.

For more information on the security content of this update see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5044 article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.

Post Date: Jul 18, 2016

File Size: 456 MB

System Requirements
 OS X Yosemite 10.10
Security Update 2016-004 Mavericks
Security Update 2016-004 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.

For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5044 article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.

Post Date: Jul 18, 2016

File Size: 371.2 MB

System Requirements
 OS X Mavericks 10.9
watchOS 2.2.2
This release contains bug fixes and security updates.
For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:

Post Date: Jul 18, 2016

System Requirements
iPhone 5 or later
Available via OTA through the Apple Watch app
IOS 9.3.3
iOS 9.3.3 includes bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad.

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:

Post Date: Jul 18, 2016

System Requirements
iPhone 4s or later
iPad 2 or later
iPad mini or later
iPod touch (5th gen)
Available via OTA and iTunes
tvOS 9.2.2
The tvOS 9.2.2 update includes 18 security fixes, and you can get it by going to Settings > System > Software Updates > Update Software.
iTunes 12.4.2
Mac:
This update resolves a playback issue with short Apple Music songs in your Up Next queue.

Windows:

This update resolves a playback issue with short Apple Music songs in your Up Next queue.

It also improves the security of iTunes on Windows. For more information on the security content of this update see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

Post Date: Jul 18, 2016

System Requirements
400MB of available disk space

iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, and iTunes Radio availability may vary by country
iTunes Extras require OS X version 10.10.3 or later
Windows 7 or later
64-bit editions of Windows 7 and Windows 8 require the iTunes 64-bit installer; for more information, visit www.itunes.com/download
400MB of available disk space
Screen reader support requires Window-Eyes 7.2 or later; for information about accessibility in iTunes, visit www.apple.com/accessibility 
iTunes is now a 64-bit application on 64-bit versions of Windows 8 and 7. Some third-party visualizers may no longer be compatible with this version of iTunes. Please contact the developer for an updated visualizer that is compatible with iTunes 12.1 or later
iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, and iTunes Radio availability may vary by country
Apple Music requires OS X version 10.9.5 or later
Safari 9.1.2 for OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks, 10.10.5 Yosemite, and 10.11 to 10.11.5 El Capitan
Apple has released Safari 9.1.2 for OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks, 10.10.5 Yosemite, and 10.11 to 10.11.5 El Capitan — it’s bundled into 10.11.6 El Capitan (see “Apple Releases OS X 10.11.6, iOS 9.3.3, tvOS 9.2.2, and watchOS 2.2.2,” 18 July 2016). The update addresses vulnerabilities in WebKit, including multiple memory corruption issues, a timing issue that existed in processing SVG images, and a permissions issue related to the handling of the location variable — all of which could compromise user information if visiting a maliciously crafted Web site. Safari 9.1.2 is available only via Software Update.
iMovie 2.2.3
Jul 28 '16
iOS Universal Photography

What's New
• Start projects quickly by selecting multiple photos and videos
• Share to Facebook and Vimeo using the standard iOS share interface
• Support for Shared iPad in iOS 9.3 or later
• Stability and performance improvements
The next meeting will be held Thursday, August 25, 2016, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
Scratch Demo
With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.
Scratch is designed especially for ages 8 to 16, but is used by people of all ages.
The Scratch project has received financial support from the National Science Foundation, Scratch Foundation, Google, LEGO Foundation, Intel, Cartoon Network, Lemann Foundation, and MacArthur Foundation.

Q&A, General Discussion

Monday, July 25, 2016

NCC-Mac July 2016 Meeting announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, July 28, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.

This month I'll be attempting a simple demo of the Scratch programming language . Scratch is a cross-platform coding environment designed for a young audience, but it can be fun for all ages.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Outline of June 2016 NCC-Mac Meeting

Here is the link to the combined  first looks for Apple's new software products.

Here is the link to the iOS 10 "eye candy" video.

Announcements
If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
iTunes 12.4.1
Mac:
This update addresses a number of problems where iTunes doesn’t work as expected with VoiceOver. It also restores the option to Reset Plays and fixes the following issues:

• Up Next may have unexpectedly played songs added together in the incorrect order.
• iTunes was prevented from crossfading between songs.

Windows:
This update addresses a number of problems where iTunes doesn’t work as expected with screen readers. It also restores the option to Reset Plays and fixes the following issues:

• Up Next may have unexpectedly played songs added together in the incorrect order.
• iTunes was prevented from crossfading between songs.

Post Date: Jun 2, 2016

System Requirements
400MB of available disk space

iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, and iTunes Radio availability may vary by country
iTunes Extras require OS X version 10.10.3 or later
Windows 7 or later
64-bit editions of Windows 7 and Windows 8 require the iTunes 64-bit installer; for more information, visit www.itunes.com/download
400MB of available disk space
Screen reader support requires Window-Eyes 7.2 or later; for information about accessibility in iTunes, visit www.apple.com/accessibility 
iTunes is now a 64-bit application on 64-bit versions of Windows 8 and 7. Some third-party visualizers may no longer be compatible with this version of iTunes. Please contact the developer for an updated visualizer that is compatible with iTunes 12.1 or later
iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, and iTunes Radio availability may vary by country
Apple Music requires OS X version 10.9.5 or later
iTunes U 3.3
Jun 07 '16
iOS Universal Education

What's New
• Import Managed Class Rosters from Apple School Manager
• Guide students to specific iTunes U Courses from the Classroom app 
• Add materials from various document providers (iCloud Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.)
• Use Explain Everything and Notability project files as course materials or hand-ins from students
• Minor performance and stability improvements
WWDC 5.0.1
Jun 07 '16
iOS Universal Reference

What's New
Thank you for your bug reports and feedback. This update includes the following resolutions:

• News displays properly in all cases.
• Friday sessions display correctly on iPad with a time zone outside of PDT.
• The schedule updates correctly in all cases.
• VoiceOver label is correct for the shuttle stop on Thursday’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium map.
• Videos on Apple TV are more stable.
Logic Pro X 10.2.3
Jun 09 '16
Mac OS Music
$199.99

What's New
This update contains numerous fixes and enhancements including:
• Crossfades between comp sections in Take Folders can now be graphically edited
• Improves sound quality for Flex Pitch editing
• 7 additional plug-ins have been redesigned to add Retina support and improve usability
• New Loudness Meter plug-in provides support for LUFS metering
• Nudge controls can now be used to edit the position of selected automation points
• Icons for Drum Machine Designer cells are now user assignable
• All Alchemy presets now include names for Transform Pad snapshots
• 3 new traditional Chinese instrument Patches for pipa, erhu and percussion
• Over 300 new Chinese instrument Apple Loops
• Ability to enable click zones for Take Folders to provide simultaneous access to editing and Quick Swipe Comping 
• Multiple additional enhancement and stability improvements
iBooks 3.3
Jun 13 '16
iOS Universal Books

What's New
Bug fixes
TestFlight 1.4.1
Jun 13 '16
iOS Universal Utilities

What's New
Minor stability and performance improvements
Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 6.20
This update adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to OS X El Capitan:

       • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
       • Canon EOS 80D
       • Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D / Kiss X80
       • Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
       • Olympus PEN-F
       • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF8
       • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX7 Mark II / GX80 / GX85
       • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS100 / TZ100 / TX1
       • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

For more information on supported RAW formats, see https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205272.

Post Date: Jun 23, 2016

File Size: 8.1 MB

System Requirements
OS X El Capitan 10.11
The next meeting will be held Thursday, July 28, 2016, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
WWDC 2016
watchOS 3
tvOS [10?]
macOS Sierra [10.12?]
iOS 10
Swift Playgrounds

Q&A, General Discussion

Sunday, June 26, 2016

NCC-Mac June 2016 Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, June 30, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.

This month I've gleaned a few highlights from this month's Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote presentation. Also, if there's time, we can try to figure out how to use Messages and FaceTime over WiFi. So, if you want to play, bring your Mac laptop or iOS device.